But I’m not here to complain today! I’m here to congratulate. It seems there is one group out there who have taken notice of that gap between pants and shoe – a group of fashion-savvy men who have coined and embraced the “power sock”.
It’s hard for a suit-wearing man to stand out, I get it. You can wear a popping shirt and contrast tie, but unless you’re going for full-on Disick there is little that can be done to stand out in a field of black, blues, and greys. The world is not your fashion oyster.
If a woman’s feeling cheery she can cherry-pick from an array of brightly coloured clothing, accessories, and shoes. She can paint her nails (and her face) to instil a flash of whimsy or a bolt of vitality in an otherwise subdued working outfit.
Finally, someone had a flash of genius and found another way to inject life into a personality-less suit while simultaneously counteracting the fashion canyon known as sock gap.
Cue ominous music!
Sure a well-elasticated dress sock will bridge the gap just fine, but stand out for its originality and verve it will not. Power socking is where it’s at…
As a disclaimer, I was equally enthused and annoyed after watching last week’s episode of Khloe and Lamar. Rob Kardashian is apparently quite passionate about socks and is starting a dress sock business. Although pleased that my musings were founded in reality, I was somewhat disappointed that I hadn’t published this post yet. I wrote it in late March, and thought maybe I’d save it in case I need more things for April. So there. You might have seen it on tv, but I thought about it first :)